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Gold Zanzibar Beach House & Spa

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Kendwa Beach, Kendwa 74116 Tanzania
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#3 of 10 hotels in Kendwa
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Located directly on the beach with easy access to pool area and to the beach. They have a private pavillon with comfortable sofa, chair and table. The perfect place to read, to relax, to get a rich breakfast and for romantic ones to get unforgettable romantic candlelight diner.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Beach
Evening entertainment
Babysitting
Parking
Wifi
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Poolside bar
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Head massage
Massage
Salon
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Mosquito net
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Minibar
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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Great View
Family Resort
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JAFAR J wrote a review Yesterday
Athens, Greece1 contribution
Poor experience from start to finish. Ignored, not taken care of, no hospitality, average rooms, subpar food, subpar beach time. No activities. Poor entertainment availability. Dirty floor in room. Dirty beach towels and chairs. Room view face another room and see the water from a far distance only. Not a private beach - private chair on property but stared at by beach dwellers who tried to sell me items while I tried to have peace and quiet on the resort. Security staring and not helping. No covid measures actually taken seriously here. 5 star luxury resort is a lie! This is more like 3 star average but price of 5 star.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Room Tip: 3 star quality, poor service, bad view from room, eat somewhere else
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Lalo wrote a review 15 Oct
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania1 contribution
Mimi Nimekasirika. Speaking English nor Swahili, employees do not listen. Hear me. Wewe haunisikilizi mimi. No sense of concern for me, my family, my time, my happiness. This is not good business. This is now how you make a resort for 5 star. Treated worse for not being mzungu. This place only cares about its Euro guest and Francois guest. Not Francois or Italian and you are treated like no one. Nicer rooms and more cleanliness in hotels on mainland and at Jambiani or Nungwi area. The rooms have view of other buildings, not the beach. No privacy at the beach. The swimming pool is ocean water and dirty. Unprofessional establishment from top to bottom. This place does not know anything about service or hospitality. The employees talk negatively about the guests in front of them in Swahili and express unhappiness working there. They sound like they do not get paid. I am so sad and angry by this experience. Wasted money to come here.
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Date of stay: September 2021
Room Tip: Prepare to be scammed and lose your money wasted
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Jamie D wrote a review 13 Oct
Naples, Italy2 contributions1 helpful vote
I saw all the influx of negative reviews but there were so many positive reviews that I choose to ignore it. The negative reviews were right. It feels the staff decided if you're worthy of their hospitality when you check in. We didn't make the cut. Food is just okay but plentiful. Its buffet with cook to order however, more then once I stand in front of a cook and I'm ignored. One even just walked away like okay? Is this not how it works? Salt water pool was a weird choice. Like there's an ocean if you want salt water..? There were a lot of whispers of an internal crime ring with the maids going through your stuff. We were lucky they liked us enough not to rob us. Win?
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Samuel R wrote a review 08 Oct
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The ocean view suites have actually no sea view. The schedule for meals is extremely restricted. Food is not really impressive. The price is not worth it. I don´t like salty water pools It is located 1.5 hours from the airport and an hour distance from downtown. We had some troubles with the shower and hot water.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Martin M wrote a review 04 Oct
Colorado Springs, Colorado19 contributions3 helpful votes
Look - normally I don't even waste my time writing negative reviews but this place should be a warning to many guests. I was completely shocked at the terrible service and treatment that not only I received, but my climber friends received this summer. Some of us went at the same time and others stayed after us as we did safari and zanzibar after climbing Kilimanjaro - what a way to end a trip by relaxing on the beach right? But no, bruh, this was not what I had in mind. I was met with a mix of either totally ignoring you apathy or rudeness from staff employees which I had not witnessed at all anywhere on the island of Zanzibar or Tanzania itself. I was thrown a loop for this. I have never had such treatment from average rated hotels in my entire life. The place was average at best - food was average, drinks barely had alcohol and all inclusive was slow service and you barely got your money worth. Rooms were large with great wifi but bad plumbing, no hot water, dirty sheets, and waited forever for ANY and all requests. Pool was crowded and closed early. Volleyball net and sitting on the beach lounge was the best part of the whole place but the beach itself isnt private and you are sold items nonstop. My female friends were seriously harassed. Housekeepers don't respect your sign to do not disturb when you try to nap in your room. AND SOMEONE ENTERED MY ROOM WITH A KEY (no keycards here just actual keys) AND STOLE MY ELECTRONICS!!!!!!!!! THEN - No one from the hotel front desk or security cared to help me or resolve this matter! Are you serious!!!!???? What kind of establishment does that to their paying guests!? This happened to three of my travel mates too - one had money stolen, one had her electronics stolen, one had various items missing! I am so disgusted! AVOID THIS PLACE! NO ONE CARES! Oh and if you care about covid - this place doesn't. No temp checks, staff Kinda wear masks but not properly, and no guests required to wear them in the dining areas or reception desk areas.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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PRICE RANGE
US$341 - US$595 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
TanzaniaZanzibar ArchipelagoZanzibar IslandKendwa
NUMBER OF ROOMS
67
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Frequently Asked Questions about Gold Zanzibar Beach House & Spa
Which popular attractions are close to Gold Zanzibar Beach House & Spa?
Nearby attractions include Kendwa Beach (0.1 km) and Bahati Beach Boutique (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Gold Zanzibar Beach House & Spa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Gold Zanzibar Beach House & Spa?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Gold Zanzibar Beach House & Spa?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Gold Zanzibar Beach House & Spa?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Gold Zanzibar Beach House & Spa?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bistro' del Mar, Essence Restaurant, and Fisherman lokal restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Gold Zanzibar Beach House & Spa?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Does Gold Zanzibar Beach House & Spa have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Gold Zanzibar Beach House & Spa offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Gold Zanzibar Beach House & Spa?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Gold Zanzibar Beach House & Spa?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Gold Zanzibar Beach House & Spa offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.